TABLE 1

Distribution of facilities and P. aeruginosa isolatesa

Characteristic% of facilities (n = 304)Isolates
No.% distribution
Hospital characteristics
    Urban or rural
        Urban82.911,17695.5
        Rural17.15254.5
    Teaching status
        Nonteaching62.84,79741.0
        Teaching37.26,90459.0
    Bed size
        >30036.28,21670.2
        100–30045.73,09226.4
        <10018.13933.4
    CDC region
        South46.35,78549.4
        Midwest29.33,29328.1
        West13.21,42812.2
        Northeast13.21,19510.2
Isolate source
    Tissue
        RespiratoryNA10,46589.4
        BloodNA1,23610.6
    ICU status
        Non-ICUNA6,54455.9
        ICUNA5,15744.1
    Infection onset
        HospitalNA6,44555.1
        AdmissionNA5,25644.9
  • a Data are for 11,701 isolates. NA, not applicable; CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; ICU, intensive care unit.